Showing posts from September, 2014

18: Traveling

Tell a tale of traveling, a city or country you've been to or a favorite vacation.

California-Fresno and and L.A. 
The best vacation time I have ever taken. I visited my mentor from college and stayed with her family. I had a great time. Below are the pictures and some editing (my love for photography) 

16: Most People Don't Know This But......

Today's Prompt:  "Most people don't know this but..."

I struggle with letting people in my life. I like to protect myself from hurt and disappointments
It takes awhile for me to get to know other people. Please don't take my quietness as me not wanting to get to know you.
I struggle throughout school. I was told that I would never make it to college, majoring in social work. But I have made the deans list and was a A student in my social work classes. I also have a Masters Social Work. 
I do not like watermelon. I know most people do but I do not like the taste of watermelon.
Since moving to Philly, I am afraid of the dark. I am not sure why.
I played the piano and clarinet in middle and high school.
I really want to travel to Rome one day.
I love Photography but I do not like it when people take pictures of me without my permission. 
I can read Spanish and understand Spanish when spoken but I cannot carry a long conversation in Spanish. 

What about you? What are some thin…

15: My Mood.

Make a mood board. Are you brainstorming a room re-do, or are you dreaming of glamping with gal-pals? Share a collage of any kind!

Squirrel: Waiting and just taking one day at a time. So much is going on at home, work and family. I'm waiting and staying encourage in the Lord. My dependence is in God, alone. 
Bible and Woman Praying: Reading the Bible and Prayer is on my heart. I just want to draw closer to Him through the good and bad. 
Laugh Often: Everyday is a blessing. Life is unpredictable and sometimes I do not want to laugh or cannot laugh. But I am learning to choose to think and dwell on God's faithful despite life disappoints. 

Bird: I just want to be alone, apart from everyone and everything that distracts me.

14: Why I blog?

Todays Prompt:  When did you start blogging and why?

I started to blog in the year 2005. I remember being in my High School library when I made the decision to blog. There was a lot of things going on in my life. I was dealing with depression, loneliness and being teased. I was a "new" Christian and starting to know God by going to church, praying  and reading the Bible. Over the years, my reasons for blogging have changed. At first, I just wanted a place to write out my thoughts and write about God and prayers.  I want my blog to be about God, life, prayers and journaling. I have grown a lot since my first blog post and in a way I think, blogging has shown my journey and growth in Christ Jesus. I hope this blog will be a place people are shown the love of God and can be encourage to keep following Christ.

13: Your current relationship status.

Today's Prompt: Your current relationship status. If dating/married, give us a glimpse of your story! If single, share about this special season.

Single Girl....

I can remember time and time, people asking me "why are you single?" or "do you have a boyfriend?" That question use to bother me but it does not now. I have accepted that I am single and I probably will be single for awhile. Being single is good and a blessing.

I found this time of singleness a blessing and a time I should use wisely. I have been using this time to involve myself in church and life group. Right now I am learning to be content where I am in my life. I am learning to live one day at a time, instead of trying to speed up time or always wondering what someone is doing. 

I wrote this quote in my journal on 4.19.2014. 
I do solemnly resolve to embrace my current season of life and will maximize my time in it. I will resist the urge to hurry through or circumvent any portion of my journey but wil…

12: A Favorite Tradition

Today's Prompt: Tell us about a favorite tradition. It could be a family tradition or from a holiday, university, you-name-it. What makes it so special?

Happy Birthday by Stevie Wonder 

11: My Inspiration

Today's Prompt How do you stay inspired? Who inspires you the most?

Inspired By:
Memorizing Scripture   Proverbs 3: 5-6 Trust in the Lord with all your heart,
And lean not on your own understanding; In all your ways acknowledge Him 
6 InAnd He shall directyour paths.
Revive Our Heart Radio I really enjoy listening to Nancy Leigh Demoss  and the other guest she brings on her radio  Every morning I am inspired.
Photography Artist  I don't have any specific photographer. I love to learn different techniques.                             Pinterest  Inspired by Natural Hair, Social Work Topics, Fashion  and Cooking                                                    
 Journaling My Thoughts                      I am able to clear my thoughts and get everything out privately 

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10: Ten Things I Love about Me

Today's prompt: List 10 things you love about yourself! Let's kick that negative self-talk outta here!

1. My Creativity in Drawing and Photography  2. My size and height. I love the short and tiny me. 3. I am a Christian. A sinner saved by Grace. 4. My love for reading. I can read 5 books at time and enjoy them individually.  5.Good listener. I really enjoy listening to others. Might seem weird when I am quiet and everyone talking. I just love to listen.  6. I am a Social Worker. I love helping others.  7. I am a learner. I am always wanting to know more about life around me 8. My love for children. I have learned so much from being around children and from being in my social work classes. Children are a gift.  9. I am organized. I love to have things together at work and at home. 10. My open-mindedness. Willing to learn and try new things at-least one time. 

What do you love about yourself? 

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9: My Personality

Today's Prompt: Let's talk personality types. Introverted? Extroverted? Unsure-troverted? ;) If you know your Myers-Briggs type, tell us about it! If not, you can take this similar test and share your results.

I am a INTROVERT. I remember when I was younger, I though there was something wrong with my personality. I come from family (close and distant) who have strong personalities and are loud. There is nothing wrong with be loud but that was not me. I have come to love "me," I don't need to be more louder and have a strong personality. 
Every once in a while I need to RECHARGE. I need my alone time. Being around people all the time is draining. 
I love to LISTEN. So if I don't say anything, I am just listening, observing and thinking before I speak. I like to have some meaning with my words. 
I prefer to be in a SMALL groups. I don't like big crowds of people. I love to go out and have fun with people every once in awhile. 
I am NOT ANTISOCIAL. I just like to…

8: My Love for Music

 Today's Prompt: Music that moves you. Are you a Spotify addict or a Pandora guru? Tell us your favorite artists/stations!

I have those random moments when I am lying down on my bed with my headphones and listening to music. I love all kinds of music and artist. 

I l love to listen to Kari Jobe, All Sons & Daughters, Kristian Stanfill, MercyMe, Hillsong, Mumford & Sons, Ascend the Hill, Andy Mineo, Trip Lee, Da Truth, Mali Music, Corinne Bailey Rae, Cece Winans, Leah Smith, Da Union, The Temptations, Michael Jackson, Janet Jackson, Luke James, Same Cooke, Otis Redding, Justin Timberlake, NSYNC. Emeli Sande. Selena. Brandy. TLC. Toni Braxton. 

My Favorites:  Bethel: You Know Me

Once I was Lost by Kristian Stanfill 

Your Glory by All Sons & Daughters 

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7: My Reading List

What's on your current reading list? Or what have you read that you recommend?

My Reading List:
Bible-Book or Proverbs currently on Chapter 23
Alone with God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer by John MacArthur 
Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler
Soon for Life Group at Church  Emotionally Healthy Spirturailty by Peter Scazzero 
Recommend: A Woman and Her God by Beth Moore And Bride Wore White by Dannah Gresh When I Don't Desire God: How to Fight for Joy John Piper Life Intterrupted by Priscilla Shier Get Lost: Your Guide to Finding True Love by Dannah Gresh

SIX: Currently In September

A "currently..." post. Tell us what you're loving, hating, reading,  eating, etc. 
Bible-Book or Proverbs currently on Chapter 23
Alone with God: Rediscovering the Power and Passion of Prayer by John MacArthur Praying the Names of God by Ann Spangler
Listening.... Revive Our Hearts on the Topics on Joshua and Trusting in God
Eating....It has been very hot and I am eating salads with meat and fruit topping
Drinking...Chai Tea and Passion at Starbucks
Trying....spending time alone with God in my car in the morning and afternoon- reading the Bible, praying and journaling. the Rittenhouse Park to relax and people watching and dog watching. buy or adopt a dog. Such a long process. The dog will either be a Yorkie or Shih Tzu. 
Feeling...mix feelings about everything that is going on in my life. Just want to seat at His feet for direction do well at work as I am at my Six-month probation. limit the distractions in my life. Lim…

Day 5 A Passion....

Today's post is about my passion. I think of 
something I love and really enjoy. 

I am passionate about....

Social Work.....Helping Other's....Justice....Helping Those that are in Need!
Journaling...Writing Prayers to God...Bible Studies
Jesus...Want to know More and More of Hiim. To LOVE Him more and more!
Reading....A BOOK and TEA is all I need
Traveling....California...Bahamas...Cruise TRIPS
Listening to Other's...LOVE to hear about peoples Life stories and TESTIMONIES
Photography.....Love to capture Beauty I see EVERYDAY
Learning...EVERYDAY is a chance to Learn something NEW

What are you passionate about?

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Day 4 Fashion Trend

Today's Prompt: Pick a fashion trend you love and a fashion trend you hate. Win us over!

LOVE Boots, Dresses & Skits

Images from Pintrest 
Boots with dresses or skits! I love to wear my boots and dress when it is Fall or a cool day. 

And accessorize with jewelry. Check it out from my Chloe & Isabel boutique 


Hate It!!!
Images from Pinstrest
Sneaker Wedges. I think sneakers should remain as they are "sneakers." 

What fashion trends do you hate and love?

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Day 3: When I grow up.....

"When I grow up I want to be...." 

When I think of this post I can't help but to feel weird or laugh because somethings came true, some did not, and some I am not sure will come true. I also think that at different stages of my life I had dreams of what I wanted to be...........
As a 7 year old.....
 I wanted to be a doctor. I did not know what exactly but I knew I wanted to help people. 
I wanted to be a Christian. I can remember praying to God almost every-night that He would save me. Also with this prayer, I would ask God for my family and I to move to New York. At the age of 12, I moved to New York. During a Christmas Eve, church service is when I believe I became a Christian. 
As an 16 year old.....
I wanted to be married with kids. I wanted to have the privilege and opportunity to serve God in ministry of marriage and grow my children in a Christian home. I did not grow up in a Christian home, but I prayed that God would allow for this prayer to come true. I also wanted…

Day 2: I AM Happy, Happy, Happy

Today's prompt: Write about what makes you happy, from the little joys to the huge game-changers.

What Makes Me Happy?
I am a simple girl so I'll say.......

Chocolate . Journaling . Watching Movies . Going to Park or River . Chai Tea . Starbucks. Traveling . Animals . Children . Photography . Drawing . People Watching . Quiet Time. Helping Others . Being Organized . Being Ready . Planning Ahead . Listening to Rainfalls . Summer . Fall .  Being with my Family . Music . Praying for Other's  Learning New Hairstyles . Shopping .  Reading . Comedy Shows like My Wife and Kids .  Randomly Being Silly with Friends.  Learning

Day 1: About The Author

Long time coming. It's been awhile since by last post and I have many times said "Today, will be the day I post on my post" but instead I could not think of what to post. Then, I saw this Blog-Tember with Brave Love from Healthy Living by Grace  from Facebook. I thought this 30 day Challenge would be a great start to posting daily. 

 So it it goes...............

Day 1 Today's prompt 

Imagine the front sleeve of a hard cover novel. Give us your “About the Author” so we can get to know one another, and for fun tell us what your imaginary novel would be about.

About the Author:

Born in the Heart Land of America - Kansas City Missouri, Asia is the founder of A Lady in the Making. She grew up in New York, where she would would received a Bachelor Degree in Social Work from Nyack College. The City of Brotherly Love, is where she calls home and received her Masters in Social Work. As of right now she serves the Aging Population of Adults who are terminally ill and have disabilit…